M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling

To earn the master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, students take a minimum of 15 courses (48 credits). Students who have a master’s degree in a related area and enroll in the rehabilitation counseling program may request a waiver of up to 12 credits.

Required courses:

  • RHB500: Research Methods
  • RHB505: Foundations for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: History, Principles, Laws and Ethics
  • RHB508: Human Growth and Development
  • RHB510: Counseling and Personality Theory
  • RHB513: Couples and Family Counseling
  • RHB516: Group Process
  • RHB523: Social and Cultural Diversity, Advocacy and Accommodation
  • RHB535: Career Development
  • RHB540: Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability
  • RHB542: Assessment
  • RHB550: Vocational Rehabilitation, Case Management and Employment
  • One of the following: RHB527: Substance Abuse Counseling and Rehabilitation or RHB581: Community Resources

Clinical Requirements

The clinical component of the program includes three experiences that emphasize acquiring and developing clinical counseling skills. Skills are developed during the classroom experiences using role plays, audio tapes and feedback. These skills are then applied in the clinical practicum and internship settings, with supervision by the site supervisor and the University's faculty instructor. Ethical practices, multicultural competencies, principles and models of biopsychosocial case conceptualization, and treatment planning are emphasized through a holistic approach to rehabilitation and mental health counseling.

Required courses:

  • RHB520: Practicum and Seminar I
  • RHB521: Practicum and Seminar II
  • RHB570: Rehabilitation Counseling Internship and Seminar